Obituary Details

Walter Laughton Gordon

(02/04/1882 - 12/05/1945)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 12/13/1945

Services Held For Walter Gordon

Funeral services were conducted for Walter Laughton Gordon, at the St. Leo's Catholic Church, on Monday morning, December 10, at 10 o'clock. The Reverend Father Miller officiated during the rites. Death occurred on December 5.

George Gibson, Pauline Bruch and Elizabeth Bruch sang to the accompaniment of Mrs. Carl Bruch at the organ.

The pallbearers were Matt Bast, Roy Maguire, Roger Cowell, W. J. Croft, W.O. Hutchinson and Emil Lehman. Interment was at the Lusk cemetery.

Walter Laughton Gordon was born in Bedford, Ohio, February 4, 1882, the son of Lewis J. and Kitty Laughton Gordon. Bedford was his home until young manhood.

He married Julia Lumkowsky in 1904, and together they moved to Niobrara County, Wyo., in 1909. For nearly 36 years, Mr. Gordon was engaged in ranching at his place between Manville and Lance Creek, about four miles north of the 77 Hill. Last spring the couple moved to Lusk.

He is survived by his wife, Julia.

The Lusk Herald
December 13, 1945
Walt Gordon to Be Missed By Field

This community lost one of its beloved citizens Wednesday night, December 5, when Walt Gordon passed away in Lusk. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon were long-time residents of this locality, having come here years ago from Ohio. They sold their ranch and moved to Lusk last March. They were engaged in the poultry business and worked that up to a point of perfection. Their products were known far and wide for their excellence. Mr. Gordon has been in failing health for several years. This community has missedd his fine products for some time, and now will miss his genial smile and friendliness.

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